Once again Kansas Kid Clint Bowyer proves himself a master of the restictor plate, winning at Talladega. That's a first, a second and a first in NASCAR's last three trips to the massive Alabama track. It was the 100th NASCAR victory for Richard Childress Racing and comes as Bowyer and RCR's time together is winding to a close.
"It's just so important to me to be able to cap off such a good relationship with Richard," said Bowyer. "Everybody at RCR, it's like family over there. Meant a lot for me to be able to win before we end this deal."
Off that much needed win for the 33 team, NASCAR goes from its biggest, to it's smallest track: Martinsville Speedway.
"Without a doubt Martinsville Speedway is just a long drawn-out traffic jam," said Bowyer.
He has been pretty good at this track, too. In 11 starts he has a top five and six top tens.
"Martinsville is a very demanding and difficult track to get around. You have to learn how to get around that place, but you still need to have good equipment that makes good grip and has good forward bite."